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Week One A New Day. English 10: DO NOW Activity When the second bell (tardy bell) rings, I will shut my door and start the timer: period who completes.

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1 Week One A New Day

2 English 10: DO NOW Activity When the second bell (tardy bell) rings, I will shut my door and start the timer: period who completes these instructions correctly, the fastest wins a prize. Starting with the DESK closest to the door, sit alphabetically by LAST NAME, snake style using NONVERBAL communication: time added everytime someone has to talk

3 English 10 Do Now:8/07/13 On a sheet of loose leaf dated for today, write in full sentences your responses: Reflect on you as a student: What have you tried at, but failed? Why do you think that happened? What were you successful at? What English skill(s) would you like to get better at this year?

4 My Challenge to You Make this your goal for the semester: I will earn an A in English 10 Setting goals and achieving them are two different things. What stops people from achieving big goals?

5 Good Intentions Pave the Road to Hell Wanting vs. Choosing Big goals are too far away to get to directly. We need to build a ladder aka small goals that get us to our big goal.

6 A goal is a dream with a deadline Goals should be SMART S - Specific (or Significant). M - Measurable (or Meaningful). A - Attainable (or Action-Oriented). R - Relevant (or Rewarding). T - Time-bound (or Trackable).

7 Examples of SMART GOALS Since, I did not turn in much work last year, I will make sure I turn in 90% of all homework in order to get my A this quarter. Since I did not participate much last year, I will raise my hand at least once a week and volunteer to read aloud Now you try. Write three SMART Goals that will help you get your A this semester.

8 For each goal, think about small steps needed to reach it Example goal: Since, I did not turn in much work last year, I will make sure I turn in 90% of all homework in order to get my A this semester. Example steps: Check homeworkchs.wikispaces.com everyday Get absences excused, ask for make-up work outside of class Find missing Do Nows on wiki too.

9 English 10 Wednesday 8/07/13 HOMEWORK: 3 smart goals: one behavioral, one work based, one of your choosing and small steps for each

10 English 10 Do Now: 8/8/13 Pick one of the following goal quotes (next slide). Copy the quote down and then write three-five sentences telling me why this quote spoke to you or why you picked it over the others or what it means to you.

11 English 10 Do Now: 8/8/13 You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. (C. S. Lewis ) Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. (Thomas Jefferson ) Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. (Henry Ford) A goal is a dream with a deadline. (Napoleon Hill ) Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. (Eleanor Roosevelt) Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal. (Vince Lombardi )

12 English 10: 8/8/13 Today we will organize our thoughts from yesterday using a graphic organizer. Homework: 300 word rough draft & completed graphic organizer (if not done by end of class)

13 English 10 DO NOW 8/9/13 Combine your semester goal with your three SMART goals into one sentence: Example: In order to earn an A in English 10, I will turn in 90% of my homework, raise my hand in class at least once a week, and I will maintain a 99% attendance rate.

14 Conclusion Strategies Restate the thesis. Original thesis from Intro paragraph: In order to earn an A in English 10, I will turn in 90% of my homework, raise my hand in class at least once a week, and I will maintain a 99% attendance rate Restated: If I turn in almost all of my homework, make sure that I am always present and actively participating everyday in class, I will achieve my goal of earning an A in English 10.


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